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August 05, 1988 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-08-05

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I LOCAL NEWS)

Light-years
apart from any
other lighting sale
of the year ...

Primary

Continued from preceding page

Michigan Court of Appeals,
second district. Fischer has
been an Oakland County
assistant prosecuting at-
torney for five years.

And in West Bloomfield
'Ibwnship, where 33 residents
were fighting it out for
township offices, current
Supervisor Dorothy McIntosh
defeated other Republicans
Ronald Berman, Lawrence

WITH A DIFFERENCE

Attu , • ulta:I§..

An unusual storewide event designed specifically
for the enlightened few who will not settle for less
than the best. Selections are virtually unlimited.
Prices are extraordinary. Opportunities are
tremendous.

STOREWIDE REDUCTIONS OF

Everything is on sale, including the finest chandeliers, pendants,
torchieres, and floor and table lamps. -

Lighting for every decor is reduced, including hi-tech, neo classic,
traditional, southwest, contemporary, and post modern.

The best names in the industry are represented, including Forecast,

Koch & Lowy, Sunset, Casual, Bauer, George Kovacs, Frederick Cooper
and more.

Sale ends August 31,1988

ORCHARD
LIGHTING
CENTER



Pninav Al 1111 1ST 1988

FIRST IN FASHION LIGHTING

28801 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48018

(313) 553-8540

Friedman and Vincent
Cytacki.
She secured another four-
year term.
Dr. 'Herbert Bloom was
unable to land a trustee posi-
tion in the township. In-
cumbents Gordon Allardyce,
Raymond Holland, Dennis
Vatsis and newcomer Judith
Holtz defeated other
Republican candidates to win
respective four-year terms.

Blacks And Jews

Continued from Page 1

to speak out, he said.
The problems in Chicago
apparently began after a
black with less than
mainstream views made
remarks Jewish leaders label-
ed anti-Semitic.
Steve Cokely, an aide to ac-
ting Mayor Eugene Sawyer,
said that Jewish doctors are
infecting black babies with
AIDS and that Jews are in-
volved in a conspiracy to rule
the world.
Cokely made his comments
before followers of Nation of
Islam leader Louis Far-
rakhan, who said Jews were
upset by Cokely's remarks
because "the truth hurts."
Sawyer waited a week
before dismissing Cokely,
which further antagonized
the Chicago Jewish communi-
ty. Only three of the city's 18
black alderman called for the
dismissal.
Blacks in Detroit reacted
with incredulity to Cokely's
charges against Jews.
"That's ridiculous," Rome
Muse said of Cokely's claim
that Jews are infecting blacks
with the AIDS virus. "I can't
believe a black man said
that."
Hearing that Cokely made
his comments at meetings of
the Nation of Islam, the
37-year-old Muse made an ex-
pression of sudden understan-
ding. "The Nation of Islam,"
he said. "No wonder:'
A Baptist deacon, Muse car-
ried a copy of a book called
"75 Bible Questions," and
said he wishes blacks could
learn to emulate Jewish
unity.
Barbara Ossman, 50, shook
her head and muttered, "Oh,
my God," when she heard of
Cokely's comments. She said
she doubts the majority of
blacks anywhere support
such statements.
Yet some leading blacks in
Chicago contend there is
much hostility toward Jews
within the black community
there. Lu Palmer, a
newspaper columnist in
Chicago, told the New York
Times that, "I defy anyone to
deny that Jews as a group are

greatly disliked in our com-
munity. Cokely said it public-
ly. Most blacks say it private-
ly."
Indeed, a Chicago alderman
spoke of a "Jewish hit list" of
black officials, while the Rev.
B. Herbert Martin, the head
of Chicago's commission on
human relations, said he saw
a "ring of truth" in Cokely's
charge of an international
Jewish conspiracy.
Jewish leaders in Chicago
countered that claims of
widespread anti-Semitism by
blacks are unfounded.
"It's not accurate to say
that (anti-Semitism) has grip-
ped the entire black com-
munity," according to Michael
Kotzin, regional director of
the Anti-Defamation League
of B'nai B'rith in Chicago.
And Rabbi Herman
Schaalman, president of the
Chicago board of rabbis, add-
ed, "I don't think at the pre-
sent moment things are
critical:'
One of the factors that ap-
pears to continue to have a
positive influence on black-
Jewish relations is history.
All blacks interviewed knew
of Jewish involvement in the
civil rights movement, and
the majority said they believe
the two groups are working
together now on social pro-
grams, although they had dif-
ficulty naming anything
specific.
One who did cite an exam-
ple was Muse, who said he
has a friend who is working
to encourage Jews to become
involved in projects with
blacks in inner city Detroit.
Examples of blacks and
Jews working together on
social issues may be difficult
to trace, but this is not the
case in the professional work
field. A number of blacks in-
terviewed expressed positive
views of Jews based on their
experience at their jobs.
Marion Mays, who lives in
Oak Park, said she has "a
good rapport" with the Jews
with whom she works. Bar-
bara Ossman, 73-year-old
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